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Jack Griffith took both diving events for the Stags

CMS Men's Swim and Dive Cruises to 216-56 win over Whittier in SCIAC Dual

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's swimming and diving team earned wins in 13 of the 16 events as it captured a 216-56 win over Whittier on Saturday in a SCIAC dual meet on Saturday afternoon at Axelrood Pool.

Jack Griffith won both diving events, and Steven Tran and Dylan Krueger won two swimming events as CMS remained undefeated in SCIAC competition at 5-0. 

Griffith began the day with two diving wins, tallying 309.98 points in the three-meter and 325.95 to edge teammate Cyrus Gaylord in both. The one-meter was decided by less than point, with Gaylord finishing with 325.20 points. Ethan Sattley was third in the three-meter, and Bennet Matazzoni finished third in the one-meter for the Stags. 

The swimming events began with CMS earning the top two spots in the 200-yard medley relay, as Nick Tekieli, Alec Vercruysse, Weston Crewe and Theo Johnson finished in 1:34.63. After Whittier won the 1000 yards, Steven Tran took first in the 200 free in 1:45.57, edging teammate Frank Applebaum by .31, while Lucas Lang came in third in 1:45.95 in a close 1-2-3 finish. 

Tekieli earned an individual win in the 100 back in 52.64, Krueger earned a 100 breast win in 1:00.68, and Ethan Chen won the 200 fly in 1:59.17 to close out the first swimming session. 

After an intermission, Krueger won the 100 free in 47.47, edging out Tekieli, who touched the wall in 47.90. Anderson Breazeale edged out Korin Aldam-Tajima in the 200 back by .11, winning 1:55.07 to 1:55.18. Vercruysse earned a win in the 200 breast in 2:11.03, Lang cruised to a win in the 500 free in 4:46.73, and Tran added his second win in the 100 fly, edging out Applebaum 51.77 to 52.57. 

CMS capped off the meet with a 1-2-3 finish in the 200 yard freestyle relay, with Johnson, Jeremy Tan, Applebaum and Eric Workman finishing first in 1:26.41. 

The Stags will be back in action next weekend for a dual meet at Redlands on Saturday, with some of the divers competing at the UCLA Diving Invitational as well from Friday-Sunday.